The first and the basic thing that you need to keep in mind, when you are searching for different front entrance options is that it should be compatible with the overall style and design of your home. If the blend is disproportionate, then your front gate will stand out awkwardly and will give your house a very disturb and inharmonious look, in comparison to the rest of your home. For example, if your house is designed in a Victorian fashion with classy furnishing, then a door with a modern contemporary look can spoil the whole look of your house, no matter how beautiful it is.
Homes today have a variety of materials used throughout. Manufactures recognize this and have expanded options to include materials that fit nearly any placement. Some of the more popular materials today include wood, metals, aluminum, vinyl, iron resins and man-made surfaced materials.
When you are looking at the front door designs keep in mind the rest of your house. If you have a specific style throughout the house you should try to have the front door design match. It would detract from the style that you have already worked so hard to create in your home if you choose a door that clashes with this style.